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. the government targets one of the strongest. understanding the often misunderstood, companies focusing on special talents of those living with gaspers syndrome. france is sending more military personnel, 550 troops on the ground and the flow is speeding up as the intervention intensifies. >> they will not allow them to fall, they wanted to be a quick operation. these transport carriers have been loaded with heavy and sophisticated equipment. they could not prevent the capture, and the government controls on garrison towns. the group that took the area says it is still willing to negotiate. >> we spoke to the mediator telling them we are willing to reach a peaceful solution. the government has nothing to do with what is going on right now. >> france is now on the ground as well as the air. some of the troops will remain, protecting them while others will have further north. one of the last lines of defense against the rebels and the north. >> we have a equipment's on the ground with artillery equipment and the means to fight in three dimensions. we are heavily equipped on territory. >> it is not c
to fight terrorism and stand with the algerian government, who have paid a heavy price over many years fighting against a savage terrorist campaign. this is a continuing situation. we will do our best to keep parliament and the public updated. we hope this will reach a conclusion shortly. there will be a moment to learn the necessary lessons. i commend this statement to the house. >> that was the british prime minister speaking about the hostage crisis in algeria with 34 workers and gas facility killed. lauren joins us from outside the house of commons. what has david cameron been saying? >> the most significant thing is he has given a detailed explanation of the understanding of the course of the events from the point of view of britain and every other country that has citizens in their. the fact he said in parliament means this is what they have been told and they believe this is true. the most significant thing was that he said openly he had asked the algerian government to be told before they went in what was going to happen, but they were not told. he was told while the operation
. the government's promise of a cease-fire. >> i do solemnly swear. >> barack obama is sworn in to the second term. and a brush with fame. troops are working to secure an clear gas pumps. the attackers kidnapped and killed dozens of farm workers. soldiers found another 25 dead hostages on sunday. one security official has at least 81, including captives and attackers. five of the hostage-takers were captured and found alive. they had all been killed in the final assault 20 years of experience in afghanistan, he is claiming his group is behind the attack. >> he is of the brigade. he claims his men launched an attack in eastern algeria, offering to stop if the u.s. releases from prison the man known from the blind shake -- as the blind shake. it is not clear if he took part of the assault or if he survived. he is believed to have been shot on thursday and sent to a news website. algerian bomb disposal teams are searching the plant for explosives and the remains of those killed during saturday's's final assault to freedom. they did recover more bodies on saturday. as many as 25. authorities released
government. hello. this is al jazeera live from doha. african military leaders are meeting to speed up the deployment of a new international force in mali. >> on the first humanitarian flights into rebel-held territory in the central african republic. i will be reporting on the desperate need for the people. >> and the last sighting of a missing activist. why the police have come under suspicion. a pakistan's supreme court has issued an arrest warrant for the prime minister. raja pervez ashraf is accused of corruption in deals to build new power plants when he was a water and power minister. the court has given 24 hours to arrest him along with 16 other people to. this decision comes as tens of thousands of protesters rallied against corruption of the leader.n >> we are here in front of the parliamentary house just to save our country from collapse and from complete ruin. we need substantial changes in our democratic, political, and electoral systems. we ought to put democracy in place. >> let's go to our correspondent in the pakistani capital. kamal, why is the supreme court issuing t
, or anywhere else. >> in october, u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton was in algeria urging the government to crack down on fighters who had taken control of large parts of of mali. attacks on oil and gas facilities are commonplace in other countries like nigeria where fighters are angry over foreign companies influence over production and want a bigger share the wealth. no similar reason has been given in this hostage crisis yet. >> as you heard, the algerian anterior ministry say, former commander for al qaeda in a migrant is responsible for this. he decided to form his own group. he is called the one-eyed. and he's been called un catchable, by the french. an expert says groups use al qaeda to strengthen their international profiles. >> al qaeda in the maghreb is a new phenomenon, especially in algeria. it stems back to the early 1990's when the islamic salvation islamicwon the majority of seats in the first round of the 1991 legislative election. the second round was cancelled with the expectation they would have won a majority. a splinter group needed outside support. that's when it an
exactly? are they in rebel-held territory? >> diabaly is a town which is in the government-controlled area, in the north. the french are surrounding the town, from what we understand, with malian forces. there have been reports that there might of been some engagement on the ground, but we cannot confirm that. we have been trying to get through to people in diabaly, but the phone lines and mobile lines have been cut off, so it is very difficult to get information on the ground. it is interesting that the french had consistently said they would only be striking from them and giving logistical support, but now it seems they are carrying out their first land offensive. the french have 800 troops here on the ground. they have said they will double have said theye will double back to 2000 forces or 2500 altogether. ansar al din is one of the armed groups who have taken over the town of diabaly with sophisticated weapons. they had been fighting in libya on behalf of qaddafi, where they got the weapons, and also taken from the malians. they are able to take ground quickly. the french will have th
the jeeps destroyed by government forces filled with suspected attackers as they tried to flee with hostages. images released as they announced the four-day long crisis was finally over. on saturday, army helicopters swooped as the remaining captives were cornered by algerians special forces. workers from britain, the u.s., japan, and norway are among those still unaccounted for. this is a four stocks are still missing. >> tragically, we have a great fear is that we may have fatalities from this group. we're working very closely with the families, providing them with information, counselling, and other needs. >> they had offered to release hostages in return for the freedom of his longest prisoners, but it seems the government never intended to negotiate. -- they offered to release hostages in return a four islamist prisoners. >> we heard the japanese man shouting in english. we also heard the seven shooting. the next day we went back and we found their dead bodies. >> the decision to raided the complex alone and it angered some government. >> hostages have died. if we needed a justification
stronghold. british children learn about forced marriage as the british government or as to ban the practice. barack obama has officially begun his second term. they're putting the issue touches to a more elaborate inauguration on monday. he's the 17th u.s. president to serve a second term in office. he took the oath of office a small ceremony earlier. >> i greater thanbarack hussein obama do solemnly swear that i will faithfully execute the office of the united states and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the united states. >> our white house correspondent takes a look ahead at what lies in store for the president the next four years. >> the first time president barack obama took the oath of office -- he did it in front of the biggest crowd washington d.c. has seen it all of its history. almost 2 billion people here to hear him make the promises. >> on this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dog was that for far too long have struggled our politics. >> things did not help
in that attack. opposition activists are blaming the government. >> the first day of school exams for many students at aleppo .niversity, and then guesthis what residents of syria's largest city described as to attacks on the campus. one was near campus accommodation where as many as 30,000 people live. many of them had moved there to escape violence and other areas of aleppo. some said the blast came from rocket attacks and planned opposition fighters. >> the cowardly terrorist act that targeted students at the university of aleppo. mr. president, we have always said that the terrorist armed groups in my country take advantage of the security council meeting at perpetrated terrorist acts in syria, and this is indeed what happened today. >> opposition groups say it was military, some say an aerial attack. some said it appeared to be for missiles launched from the ground. some neighborhoods have been destroyed while other groups say they control other parts of the city. this attack has left many casualties among students. people who are trying to improve their lives, despite destruction hap
jazeera live from our headquarters in doha. also ahead -- [chanting] >> celebration in islamabad. anti-government protests end after a deal is struck. a city paralyzed by water. the army and police are called in to help thousands surrounded by floods in jakarta. and confessions of a sporting superstar. lance armstrong's interview with oprah winfrey about to be broadcast. ♪ >> hello. one of the biggest international hostage crisis in decades appears to have come to an end 36 hours after it began. algerian security sources are reporting 30 hostages and 11 kidnappers were killed in a military operation at a gas plant in the east of the country. while the hostages included algerians as well as foreigners from at least nine countries including the u.s., britain and japan. algeria says those behind the attack include egyptians and others. they launch admit operation because the armed group threatened to blow up the gas installation. we report from washington. >> the algerian military decided to end the stage, the consequences of that action still not clear. in a day of confused messages, the hostage
government has said it would not negotiate with them. >> according to the information, there are 20 terrorists in the base. we believe they take their orders -- i do not believe they came from mali or libya. this is a revenge attack aimed at foreign countries participating in the operation in mali. >> look no further than the attack on rebels in mali. algeria had given permission for such warplanes to fly over its airspace. the leader of the group that attacked the installation made it clear that this was revenge. >> this is a crisis affecting nationals not just from france, but several other countries. >> the best information we have at this time is that u.s. citizens are among the hostages. i hope you will understand that in order to protect their safety i am not going to get into numbers, i am not going to get into names, i am not going to get into any further details. >> at this point we do not wish to speculate who is behind this or what may be their motive. tonight the task is to get our countrymen home safe. >> which are in close touch with the algerian government. the judge
with the government of algeria. >> bp is also bracing for grim news. >> we are doing all we can to locate them, working with the relevant british and algerian authorities and agencies. while not confirmed, tragically we have grave fears that we are likely to have suffered one or more fatalities. >> the militants had offered to release hostages in return for the freedom of islamist prisoners. it seems the gunmen may have had little intention of negotiating. they went for -- witnesses described them going from room to room hunting for nine muslims. >> we heard the japanese men at speaking in english and we heard the terrace say "god is great" and then we heard shooting. >> algeria is uncompromising military tactics have attracted international disquiet, but its close ally, france, has defended the hard-line stance. >> hostages have died. if we needed any justification of the actions, we have taken against terrorism, we have it. the taking of terrorist hostages. >> the u.s. defense secretary declined to criticize algeria, and instead issued a warning to the militants. >> we cannot accept attacks
on rebels from the north. the government extended the state of emergency for three months as it waits for support from african troops in what could be a long conflict. there is a warning that the situation is likely to get much worse. more on that in a moment. jackie reports from monaco. >> the town -- from mali. >> after a week of heavy fighting, the rebels cleared on sunday, leaving the way for troops to take the town. >> i look all around us. we must search and search some more. there may be still a few pockets of indian resistance. >> theophylline fell into it -- theopoli fell into rebel hands. french troops were fulfilling the goals set by their president. >> our objective was to stop the terrorist offensive. malianto allow bucknthye army to win back, and they would allow it to get back territorial integrity. we know that will take more time. >> those african troops have been arriving slowly over the past few days. at the moment they can be counted in the hundreds, but they aim is to have several thousand to take over ground operations from the french. >> everyone is in agreement
, that is an offshoot of an army that fought the government of algeria for 10 years, until 22, when they were defeated. an offshoot went down into mali with 15 european hostages, and the ransom to them for $5 million, and they remained in that area and grew stronger, and as they grow stronger, they took more hostages, and eventually, they perhaps had as many as $90 million in ransom from western countries. >> how strong is this group right now? are they much stronger than previously thought? when you look at what is happening in algeria and also the french intervention in mali, the othernot forget situations. how has that exacerbated the situation? >> all of the weapons that were not under control, the rebels were fighting the government. they slowed down into the south, where the group was in control of the smuggling route and also had money to buy them from their hostage-taking. but this is much more serious than i think many countries and the african countries as well fought. they knew that arms had come down. they knew they had come back from libya, but the capacity for planning, the breadth of th
together a coalition will be tricky. >> it appears so. the last government all molested two years. then the labor party pulled out . in this case it might be even more complicated. binyamin netanyahu, if he is given the first nod, will have 28 days to form a coalition. then he has another 12 days. the question is whether some other party will be asked to put together a coalition. any kind of coalition would veer to the right. if he could do that with a minimum of cooperation would be his preference. >> thank you for reporting to us live from jerusalem. you can see our front page at zeera.com. the first explosion was caused by a car bomb about 30 kilometers south of baghdad. no one has claimed responsibility. activists are reporting two large explosions on the outskirts of damascus. areas have come under heavy shelling for the second day in a row. one town, thousands of syrians fleeing the violence and up in camps and many have been nammaid for life. have more. >> this is inside syria. thousands of people forced to leave their homes. they have nowhere to go. there is fighting nearb
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